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Eric Garner murdered by NYPD on Staten Island.  July 17, 2014

The NYPD Lynched Eric Garner! This Police Murder Cannot and Will Not Go Down Like So Many Others

by Carl Dix  
July 22, 2014
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Check out this episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison.

Carl Dix & Cornel West call for Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, July 16, 2014

Cornel West calls religious community to Oct Month of Resistance vs Mass Incarceration


Standing Our Ground Week: Convergence in Jacksonville to Call for Marissa Alexander's Freedom, End of Mass Incarceration

Hundreds of regional and national activists will come together in Jacksonville, Florida from Friday, July 25 through Friday, August 1 to support embattled domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander, build awareness about domestic violence and reproductive justice, and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing. "STANDING OUR GROUND Against Reproductive Oppression, Gender Violence, and Mass Incarceration"  More info and see livestream  starting Friday July 25th. 


 Leave Those Children Alone!

Statement from Carl Dix and Travis Morales
July 10, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
On July 2, more than 100 people waving American flags, screaming “Go back home,” and “Not our children. Not our problem,” blocked Homeland Security buses bringing 140 Central American refugee children and mothers to a Border Patrol processing center in Murrieta, California.
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New ! This letter to faith leaders urging them to join the October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration has been developed by Reverend Jerome McCorry and Pastor Richard Dalton.  A pdf is available for download here. View Letter   faith leader letter.pdf

Arizona police attack black woman ASU professor.

Video of CHP beating a homeless woman on the side of the 10 freeway in LA. We say no more of this!


Cecily McMillan Press Conference outside Rikers Island after her release
The violent suppression and brutality unleashed on the whole of the Occupy movement and specifically Occupy Wall Street continued on May 19 with the sentencing of non-violence advocate Cecily McMillan to 90 days in jail and five years probation for felony assault on a police officer. Read More


Cornel West and Collette Flanagan 

Month of Resistance Has a Dynamic Kick Off in Dallas 
On June 20th, the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation took Dallas by storm as almost 1,200 came out to hear Cornel West call on them to refuse to become adapted to injustice and join in the struggle to end the horrors being inflicted on so many people..Read More


Reporter’s Notebook from July 4th in Murrieta, California:

Outrage and Anger Confronts Patriotic Thugs and Bigots at Immigrant Detention Center
July 6, 2014
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Leave Those Children Alone!

Welcome, Support Families Fleeing "Made in USA" Poverty and Violence in Central America!
July 4, 2014
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Video of the killing of 17 year old Jared Huey by Vallejo Police.  June 30th, marks the second anniversary of his murder. We say No More of This!


March to Vallejo Police Department to protests the police murder of Jared Huey. 


Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Dogs Are Still in the Street... And So Are the People

On June 21, 500 people took to the streets of Albuquerque to protest continuing police violence in that city.

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WE SAY NO MORE!

A CALL FOR A MONTH OF RESISTANCE TO MASS INCARCERATION, POLICE TERROR, REPRESSION AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION!

For 2 generations, Black and Latina/Latino youth in the U.S. have been shipped off to prison in numbers never before seen anywhere in the world at any time. More than 2 million people, of all nationalities languish in prison -- ten times the number 50 years ago. The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the world’s prison population! More than 60% of those in U.S. prisons are Black or Latina/o. 32% of Black men between the ages of 20 and 29 are in prison or on parole or probation on any given day. More than 80,000 people in prison are held in solitary confinement under conditions that fit the international definition of torture.  Read More 

http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/month-resistance-mass-incarceration-donations  http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/content/month-resistance-mass-incarceration-donations
 

Initial Signatories Include:

Erin Adair, Oberlin Abolition Network*, Oberlin; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal; Albuquerque Center for Peace and JusticeMichelle Alexander, Author, The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of color Blindnes; Aleta Alston-Toure, New Jim Crow Movement/Free Marissa Now*; Afua Ampoma, Recovering and Rebuilding, Inc.; Rafael C. Angulo, USC School of Social Work*; UAW Local 2865: Academic Graduate Student Employees of the University of California Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez - killed in 1994 by NYPD; F. Luis Barrios, professor, John Jay College, IFCO - Pastors for Peace; Medea Benjamin, Co-founder, CODEPINK*; Dorsey O. Blake, Presiding Minister of the Church of All Peoples*; Blase Bonpane, Ph.D. Director, Office of the Americas*; John L. Burris, lawyer; Rev. Richard “Meri Ka Ra” Byrd, KRST Unity Center*; Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr., son of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. - killed by White Plains (NY) Police, 2013; Noam Chomsky, Professor (ret.), MIT*; Dr. James Cockroft, Ph.D; Marjorie Cohn, Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law; Solomon Comissiong/Founder of Your World News; Andres Thomas Conteris, Nonviolence International*; Peter Coyote, actor, author, director; Colin Dayan, Professor, Vanderbilt University; Carl Dix, Revolutionary Communist Party; King Downing, Human Rights-Racial Justice Center*; Dionne Smith Downs and Carey Downs, parents of James Earl Rivera Jr. - killed in 2010 by Stockton Police; Grace Dyrness, ICUJP*; Collette Flanagan, Founder of Mothers Against Police Brutality, mother of Clinton Allen - killed by Dallas Police in 2013; Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest; Global Kindness Revolution and Sagewriters; Elizabeth Forsythe Haily, novelist and playwright, ICUJP*; Carl Hart, Professor, Author of "High Price"; Ray Hill, 30 years Producer and Host of "The Prison Show", KPFT, Houston, TX; Mike Holman, Executive Director, Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund*; Cephus "Uncle Bobby" Johnson - uncle of Oscar Grant, killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police New Years Day; Justice For Families, Portland, OR;  Obidike Kamau, 15 years Host and Producer, "Self-Determination", KPFT 90.1 FM, Houston, TX; Tarak Kauff, Veterans For Peace* National Board Member; Bonnie Kerness, American Friends Service Committee*, Newark NJ; Iskander Kourkjian-Mowad, #Justice4Cecily*; Jim Lafferty, Executive Director, Los Angeles Chapter, National Lawyers Guild; Gloria Leiva, mother of Dante Pomar - killed in 2004 by NYPD; Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor *Tikkun: a quarterly Jewish and Interfaith Critique of Politics, Culture and Society*; Marie Martin, retired nurse and teacher, relative in solitary confinement in CA prison; Margarita McAuliffe,  Founder, Texas Moms United For Domestic Peace*; Rev. Jerome McCorry, The Adam Project*; Cynthia McKinney; Marilyn S. McMahon, California Prison Focus*;  Cecily McMillan, *Democratic Socialists of America; Amanda Morales, Welfare Warriors*, Milwaukee; Travis Morales - Stop Mass Incarceration Network-NYC;  Rev. Darrel Meyers; Minister (ret.) Presbyterian Church (USA)*; Rael Nidess M.D.; Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center/Radio Station WMXP*; Denis O'Hearn, Professor of Sociology, Binghamton University and author of Nothing but an Unfinished Song:  Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation; Manuel Olivera, Actor; People's Organization for Progress, New York Chapter; Rev. Stephen A. Phelps, former Interim Senior Minister, The Riverside Church*, Mary Phillips, Lehman College*, Bronx NY; Ralph Poynter; Puncture the Silence - Stop Mass Incarceration of Grtr. Cleveland; Racial Justice Now!; Vernellia R. Randall, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Dayton; David B. Rankin, Esq., Rankin and Taylor*; Mary Ratcliff, Editor, San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper*; Stephen Rohde, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP)*; Dread Scott, Artist; "Cye" Harold Sheppard Jr., Advancing the Ancester Coalition (ATAC)*; Miles Solay, OuterNational; Lynne Stewart; Rev. Jerald Stinson, Interfaith Communities United For Justice and Peace*; Stop Mass Incarceration Network; Debra Sweet, Director, World Can’t Wait; Alaudin Ullah, Actor; Jim Vrettos, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice*; Paul Von Blum, Senior Lecturer, African-American and Communication Studies, UCLA*; Ayelet Waldman, novelist, lawyer; Alice Walker, author; Dahlia Wasfi M.D.; Cornel West, author, educator, voice of conscience; Ulis C. Williams, Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x400m Relay, 1964 Summer Games in Tokyo, 2009;  Rev. Frank Wulf, United University Church*; Marvin X, poet, playwright, essayist; Black Bird Press News*, New York; Juanita Young, mother of Malcolm Ferguson – killed in 2000 by NYPD;

*for identification purposes only

If you agree that mass incarceration and all its consequences are horrific and illegitimate, join us in October 2014 to ACT to STOP it!

Take the Pledge! Endorse the Call for October. Spread the Call far and wide!
• download the Call for October Month of Resistance HERE and other materials—organize for October 2014!
Make a generous financial contribution to the Month of Resistance! Fundraise from others. Tax-deductible contributions can be made online at stopmassincarceration.net/donate.
Mobilize powerful demonstrations nationwide on October22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.
Hold panels and symposiums on campuses and neighborhoods throughout the country.
Organize churches, mosques and synagogues to do sermons on mass incarceration in October
Involve artists and plan concerts, poetry slams, theater events and other cultural expressions in October 2014.
Donate! Help Publish the Call forthe Month of Resistance in newspapers and magazines on the 1st of October, 2014.
Wear orange throughout the month of October. Wear orange October30, the National Day of Outrage to Stop Mass Incarceration in the U.S.
If you’re in an area where people are already organizing for October 2014, join with them.
If no one in your area is organizing for October, don’t wait. Start organizing in your neighborhood, school, or place of worship.
Form a chapter of the Stop Mass
Incarceration Network (SMIN).

​If you want to know more watch the video:

           

 

 Read "Carl Dix and Cornel West on the October Month of Resistance and the Need to Act Against Mass Incarceration."


NO MORE To Mass Incarceration Taking The Fight To Sites Of Outrages And Outbreaks

As we build up to the October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, we will be taking the fight to stop the slow genocide of mass incarceration to key sites of outrages committed by the criminal "injustice" system and of outbreaks of struggle against these outrages. As part of doing this we are fleshing out a proposal to go to places like:

Alabama's Tutwiler Prison for Women. The U.S. Department of Justice found prisoners at Tutwiler Prison endured all manner of humiliation, including male officers forcing women into sexual acts, openly watching women shower and use the bathroom, and more. Yet the DOJ has done nothing more than launch further investigation.

Menard prisoners on hunger strike. Prisoners in the High Security Unit at Menard Correctional Facility in Chester, Illinois, went on hunger strike on January 15, 2014, to protest their placement and conditions of confinement. They have faced ongoing retaliation.

Albuquerque, NM. An epidemic of police murders of unarmed civilians has enraged the entire community into a storm of resistance drawing national attention.

Immigrant detention centers. A massive program of criminally prosecuting undocumented immigrants has been hidden from public view. Thousands languish in federal, and privately run, "detention centers."

Join us for a summer of taking the fight to stop mass incarceration to the sites...

CONTACT INFO

Stop Mass Incarceration Network
P.O. Box 941 Knickerbocker Station
New York, NY 10002-0900
Email:stopmassincarceration@
gmail.com
 
Facebook.com/
stopmassincerationnetwork

Twitter:@StopMassIncNet
Phone: 347-979-SMIN (7646)

Chicago IL
Phone: 312-933-9586
     Email: 
stopmassincarcerationchicago
@gmail.com

Greensboro, North Carolina
Email: stopmassincarcerationNC
@gmail.com

New York City
Phone: 347-979-7646  
Email: stopmassincarceration
@gmail.com

Los Angeles/So Cal 
Phone: 213-840-5348 Email:
StopMassIncarceration
SoCal@yahoo.com
 

San Francisco Bay Area
Phone: 510-948-3648
Email: stopmassincarceration
bayarea@gmail.com
 

Boston 
stopmassincarcerationboston
@gmail.com

 

Stop Mass Incarceration Network Affiliates

Central Florida

Justice For All Coalition of Central Florida -
An Affiliate of  The Stop Mass Incarceration Network
Mailing Address: 1292 3rd Street,
Orange City, Florida 32763
Phone: 909-714-8798
Email: JusticeForAllCoalitionCF@gmail.com
Facebook: Justice For All Coalition of Central Florida

Cleveland Ohio
Puncture the Silence-Stop Mass Incarceration 

http://www.meetup.com/Grtr-Cleveland-
Stop-Mass-
Incarceration-Puncture-the-Silence/

Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
www.PRLF.org
contact@PRLF.org
773.960.6952

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/
Prisoners-Revolutionary-Literature-Fund/
142677194703

Alliance for Global Justice
225 East 26th Street
Tucson, AZ  85713
202-540-8336
Email:james@afgj.org
www.afgj.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Alliance
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